Spitting Image is coming back to TV after 24 years to satirise a new generation

ITV have announced the long-awaited return of the hit British satirical programme, Spitting Image.

One of the most-watched shows of the 1980s and early 1990s, Spitting Image satirised politics, entertainment, sport and British popular culture of the era.

At its peak the iconic show was watched by 15 million people across the UK.

Dominic Cummings, Donald Trump, Harry & Meghan, Beyoncé, Prince Andrew, and Vladimir Putin will be among the puppets which will feature in the relaunched version of the programme.

As well as that, the original co-creator of Spitting Image, Roger Law will lead the new show’s creative team.

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Spitting Image co-creator Roger said: "The new Spitting Image will be global through a uniquely British eye, it will be more outrageous, audacious and salacious than the previous incarnation.

"With scandalous scripts and A-list characters, it will be the people’s programme!"

He added: "When Dominic Cummings gets the boot, Spitting Image will give him a job.

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"We’ve always employed weirdos and are sure Dom will be a great asset, he seems to hate politicians as much as we do."

The popularity of the show saw collaborations with musicians, including Phil Collins and Sting.

The series was cancelled in 1996 after viewing figures declined but ITV had plans for a new series in 2006.

These were then scrapped after a dispute over the Ant and Dec puppets used to host Best Ever Spitting Image, which were created against Roger Law's wishes.

The relaunched show will broadcast only on Britbox.

BritBox is the British TV paid-for and on-demand service launched to rival Netflix with classic and new programing from the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

A pilot for the show has already been filmed and creators have vowed to target Donald Trump and the rest of the political elite.

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